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Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells. This part of the eMedTV Web site covers this condition in detail, with information on symptoms, treatment options, prognosis, and more.
This eMedTV article provides an overview of bladder cancer, a disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the bladder. The three types of bladder cancer are transitional cell carcinoma, squamous cell bladder carcinoma, and adenocarcinoma.
A serious disease, brain cancer is characterized by cancerous cell growth in the skull. This selection from the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at cancer of the brain, including information on symptoms, grades, and treatment options.
Brain stem glioma (a tumor in the tissues of the brain stem) is the most common type of childhood cancer. This eMedTV resource discusses this medical condition in detail, with information on symptoms, treatment options, prognosis, and more.
Symptoms of a brain tumor typically occur when the tumor presses on a nerve or damages a certain area of the brain. This page from the eMedTV Web site provides an in-depth explanation of brain tumor symptoms, such as headaches, visual changes, and nausea.
Imagery, meditation, and biofeedback are just some examples of alternative cancer treatments. This eMedTV page examines other alternative treatments people with cancer can use, in addition to medical therapies, to reduce stress and side effects.
The two types of liver cancer in children are hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma. This eMedTV article discusses these conditions in detail, including treatment options, prognosis, risk factors, and symptoms.
Colorectal cancer is a disease in which cancerous cells first develop in the colon or rectum. This eMedTV Web page offers a detailed overview of this condition, including information about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease.
An ependymoma is a tumor that forms in the tissues of the brain and spinal cord. This eMedTV article provides a detailed discussion on this common type of childhood cancer, including symptoms and treatment options, with links to more information.
Hodgkin's disease is a type of cancer that develops in the lymphatic system. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this condition, including information about its symptoms, as well as treatment options and the general prognosis.
Hodgkin's lymphoma is an uncommon form of cancer that begins in the lymphatic system. This eMedTV Web page provides an introduction to this condition, including a discussion of its symptoms and information about its diagnosis and treatment.
Kidney cancer is a disease that develops when cancerous cells first grow in the tissues of the kidneys. This eMedTV article offers a detailed overview of this condition, including information about symptoms, treatment options, prognosis, and more.
Cancer that begins in the liver is known as primary liver cancer. This eMedTV article offers an overview of liver cancer, including information about its risk factors, its symptoms, and treatment options for the disease.
One of the most common childhood cancers, medulloblastoma is a type of brain tumor. This selection from the eMedTV archives offers an in-depth look at this topic, including information on symptoms and treatment options.
The growth of abnormal plasma cells leads to a condition called monoclonal gammopathy. As this eMedTV article explains, this condition can (but doesn't always) lead to cancer. Symptoms, treatments, and prognosis are also discussed.
Multiple myeloma is a form of cancer that begins in plasma cells and affects multiple bones. This eMedTV article describes this condition in detail and includes information about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Pancreatic cancer is condition where cancerous cells first develop in the pancreas. This eMedTV article provides an overview of the disease, including information about its symptoms and a discussion of its diagnosis and treatment.
As this eMedTV resource explains, pancreatic islet cell cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in the hormone-producing areas of the pancreas. This article offers an in-depth look at pancreatic islet cell cancer and how it is treated.
A pheochromocytoma is a tumor that most often develops in the chromaffin cells of the adrenal glands. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this type of tumor, including information about possible symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and more.
Plasmacytoma is a type of cancer that starts in plasma cells and develops into a single tumor. This eMedTV article describes this condition in detail (which often develops in the bone marrow), including information about symptoms and treatments.
Retinoblastoma is a type of cancer affecting the eye that usually occurs in children under the age of 5. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this condition, including information about its symptoms, its diagnosis, and its treatment.
Stomach cancer is a serious disease in which cancer cells first develop in the stomach. This eMedTV article presents an overview of this type of cancer, including information about its symptoms and how the disease is diagnosed and treated.
Testicular cancer is a condition that occurs when cancer cells form in a testicle. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at this condition, including information about symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatment options, and more.
Thyroid cancer is a serious disease in which cancer cells first develop in the thyroid gland. This eMedTV article presents an overview of the disease, including information about its symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and available treatment options.
As this eMedTV article explains, transitional cell carcinoma of the ureter and renal pelvis is a disease in which cancer cells form in the renal pelvis and ureter. This article discusses symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this type of cancer.
Cancer that forms in the tissues of a woman's uterus is known as uterine cancer. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at cancer of the uterus, including information about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Uterine sarcoma is a disease in which cancer cells form in the muscles or supporting tissues of the uterus. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this type of cancer, including information on its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia is a type of cancer that develops in plasma cells. This eMedTV segment briefly discusses this condition, explains how this rare form of cancer is diagnosed and treated, and includes a link to more information.
Wilms' tumor is the most common type of childhood kidney cancer. This section of the eMedTV library offers an overview of this condition, including information about symptoms, tests used to diagnose the cancer, and treatment options.
Featured Medications
Available by prescription only, abiraterone is used to treat advanced prostate cancer that has metastasized. This eMedTV page explains how this drug works to slow down the growth of cancer cells, offers dosing tips, and lists possible side effects.
Abstral is a prescription narcotic medication approved for treating breakthrough cancer pain. This eMedTV Web resource describes the effects of the painkiller, offers dosing information, and explains what side effects may occur with treatment.
Acetaminophen and pentazocine is a prescription pain reliever that is classified as a controlled substance. This eMedTV page describes the effects of the medicine, offers dosing information, and explains how this drug works to treat mild-to-moderate pain.
Actiq is a type of lozenge that is prescribed to treat breakthrough cancer pain. This page from the eMedTV Web library provides an in-depth look at this narcotic pain medication, including how it works, when to use it, possible side effects, and more.
Adcetris is a prescription drug used to treat certain types of lymphoma when other chemotherapy has failed. This eMedTV resource takes a closer look at this medication, including specific uses, how it works, potential side effects, and more.
Aldesleukin is a prescription medicine licensed to treat certain skin and kidney cancers. This page of the eMedTV Web site presents more detailed information on this chemotherapy drug, including how it works, dosing instructions, safety issues, and more.
This eMedTV page provides a detailed overview of alemtuzumab, a medication used for a specific type of leukemia. This article explains how this prescription drug works, lists possible side effects, discusses generic availability, and more.
Alkeran is a chemotherapy drug licensed to help relieve symptoms of multiple myeloma and ovarian cancer. This eMedTV page contains more details on this prescription drug, with information on how it works, available strengths, and potential side effects.
Aloxi is a medicine that helps prevent nausea and vomiting that is caused by chemotherapy or surgery. This eMedTV resource further explains how it works, offers dosing information for the drug, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Altretamine is approved to help minimize symptoms caused by ovarian cancer. This eMedTV segment features a comprehensive look at this prescription drug, including how to take it, how it works, potential side effects, and more.
Anastrozole is a medication licensed to treat postmenopausal women with certain types of breast cancer. This eMedTV page offers a detailed look at the prescription drug, including how it works, when it is used, dosing information, and side effects.
Anzemet is a medicine that is prescribed for nausea and vomiting caused by surgery and chemotherapy. This eMedTV Web page provides an overview of this drug, including its effects, dosing information, and possible side effects.
Aranesp is a medicine that can be prescribed to treat anemia due to chronic kidney failure or chemotherapy. This eMedTV resource describes the effects of Aranesp, explains how and when to take the drug, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Axitinib is a drug used to treat kidney cancer that has spread to other areas in the body. This eMedTV Web selection takes a detailed look at this chemotherapy medicine, with information on how it is taken, how it works, safety issues, and more.
By causing DNA damage, bendamustine can help kill cancer cells in people with certain types of cancer. This eMedTV segment contains an overview of this prescription drug, including specific uses, how this drug is given, possible side effects, and more.
Bevacizumab is often used in the treatment of specific types of cancer. This segment of the eMedTV archives provides a detailed overview of the drug, including what cancers it treats, how it works, dosing information, side effects, and more.
Available by prescription only, Bexxar is licensed to help treat certain types of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This eMedTV segment offers an overview of this medicine, with details on how it works, general dosing instructions, safety precautions, and more.
Available in tablet form, bicalutamide is a drug used to treat advanced prostate cancer. This selection from the eMedTV Web site offers an overview of this product, with details on its effectiveness, dosing guidelines, side effects, and more.
People who are diagnosed with certain types of cancer may receive a medicine called BiCNU. This eMedTV Web page discusses several topics, including specific uses, how this chemotherapy drug works, potential side effects, and more.
Bosutinib can help slow down the progression of a certain type of leukemia. This part of the eMedTV Web site offers a comprehensive overview of this chemotherapy drug, including dosing guidelines, specific uses, safety precautions, and more.
Busulfan injection prepares the body for a stem cell transplant in people with a certain type of cancer. This eMedTV article features more details on this prescription medication, including when this drug is used, how it is given, side effects, and more.
Available by prescription only, cabazitaxel is approved for treating prostate cancer. This eMedTV Web page provides a complete overview of this drug, including information on possible side effects, how the drug works, and general safety precautions.
Available by prescription, Caphosol is a mouth rinse used to relieve a dry mouth and prevent mouth sores. This eMedTV resource offers a comprehensive overview of this product, including how to use it, how it works, what to expect, and more.
Caprelsa is a prescription medication approved to treat thyroid cancer. This eMedTV selection takes an in-depth look at this drug, with details on the type of thyroid cancer it is approved for, how it works, dosing guidelines, and more.
Available as capsules, CeeNU is taken every six weeks to treat brain tumors and Hodgkin's lymphoma. This eMedTV segment explores various topics on this chemotherapy drug, including when it is prescribed, how it works, and complications it may cause.
People with SCCHN or advanced colorectal cancer may be given cetuximab as part of their treatment. This eMedTV resource describes how this anti-cancer drug works, lists possible side effects, discusses what to do in cases of overdose, and more.
Chemotherapy can cause side effects such as hair loss, vomiting, and sexual problems. This portion of the eMedTV Web site highlights other common chemotherapy side effects and explains why they happen and how long they typically last.
Chlorambucil can help reduce symptoms in people with lymphoma or chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This eMedTV Web page features an overview of this prescription medication, including how it works, dosing tips, safety precautions, and links to more details.
Cladribine is prescribed to help slow down the progression of hairy cell leukemia. This eMedTV segment explains how this chemotherapy treatment works, describes how the drug is given, lists potential side effects, and more.
Clofarabine can help treat a certain type of cancer in children called acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). This eMedTV Web page presents an overview of this prescription drug, including various uses, how it works, side effects, and links to more details.
Cometriq is prescribed to treat medullary thyroid cancer that has progressed to other areas of the body. This eMedTV Web page outlines more details on this prescription drug, with information on how it works, dosing instructions, side effects, and more.
Crizotinib is prescribed to help slow down the progression of advanced non-small cell lung cancer. This eMedTV article presents more details on this medication, with information on how to take it, potential side effects, general safety concerns, and more.
Dasatinib is a medicine prescribed to slow down the progression of certain types of cancer. This eMedTV resource takes a closer look at this medication, with detailed information on how to take it, how it works, general safety concerns, and more.
Degarelix is a prescription drug used in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer in men. This article from the eMedTV Web library explains how this hormone medicine works, offers dosing information, lists possible side effects, and more.
Diindolylmethane is a supplement claimed to be useful for numerous conditions, including cancer. This eMedTV resource explores other possible benefits of diindolylmethane, explains how it works, and covers the safety and effectiveness of this product.
Duraclon is a medication often prescribed for the treatment of severe cancer pain. As this article from the eMedTV Web site explains, the drug is given by continuous epidural infusion and is approved to be used in combination with opiates.
Emend is often prescribed to prevent nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy or surgery. This eMedTV page offers a more in-depth look at the medication, including information on its effects, dosing tips and precautions, and potential side effects.
Enzalutamide is approved to treat prostate cancer that has spread or come back after other treatment. This eMedTV Web selection presents an in-depth look at this prescription drug, including how to take it, how it works, potential side effects, and more.
Epirubicin is a medication licensed for the treatment of breast cancer. This eMedTV segment describes how this drug works, offers general dosing information, explains what you should tell your doctor before starting treatment, and more.
As a type of chemotherapy drug, eribulin is approved for treating breast cancer. This eMedTV Web selection provides a complete overview of this medication, including information on possible side effects, how it works, and general safety precautions.
As explained in this eMedTV article, erlotinib is prescribed to treat pancreatic cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. This resource tells you what you need to know about this oral medication, with information on how it works, what to expect, and more.
Estramustine can help reduce symptoms in men with prostate cancer. This eMedTV Web selection features an overview of this prescription chemotherapy drug, including how it works, dosing tips, safety precautions, and links to more details.
Etoposide injections can help prevent cancer cells from multiplying in people with certain cancers. This eMedTV segment contains an overview of this prescription drug, including what it is used for, how it is given, possible side effects, and more.
Etoposide phosphate works to treat certain types of cancer by preventing cancer cells from dividing. This eMedTV resource features an overview of this prescription drug, including the type of cancers it is used to treat, dosing information, and more.
This segment of the eMedTV archives presents a detailed look at the prescription drug Eulexin, which is used in combination with another product to treat prostate cancer. This article explores topics such as side effects, dosing, and safety precautions.
Exemestane is a medication licensed to treat certain types of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. This eMedTV resource offers a detailed look at the prescription drug, including how it works, potential side effects, and tips on taking it safely.
Fentanyl sublingual spray is licensed for the treatment of breakthrough pain in people with cancer. This eMedTV page offers an overview of this narcotic, including details on when and how to use the spray, abuse potential, and possible side effects.
Available by prescription only, Fentora is a narcotic drug used to treat breakthrough cancer pain. This eMedTV Web selection offers an in-depth look at this pain medicine, including details on its effects, abuse potential, possible side effects, and more.
Fludarabine can help treat a type of cancer called B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This eMedTV Web selection features an overview of this chemotherapy drug, including how it works, dosing information, safety precautions, and links to more details.
Folotyn is licensed to help prevent cancer cells from multiplying in people with peripheral T-cell lymphoma. This eMedTV article contains more details on this medicine, with information on how it works, how it is given, potential side effects, and more.
Fulvestrant may be prescribed to postmenopausal women as a treatment for breast cancer. This eMedTV resource offers an overview of the drug, noting its effects, how it works, and precautions to be aware of prior to taking the medication.
Gefitinib is a drug used to treat non-small cell lung cancer. This eMedTV page presents an overview of this prescription medicine, including when it is recommended, how it is taken, and what to expect.
People who have certain types of cancerous brain tumors may receive an implant called Gliadel. This eMedTV resource contains more detailed information on this prescription chemotherapy drug, including specific uses, how it works, side effects, and more.
Available in the form of beverages and supplements, green tea appears to provide many health benefits. This eMedTV page further explores these benefits, discusses the effectiveness of the tea for various uses, and lists its potential side effects.
Hecoria is a drug prescribed to prevent organ rejection after a kidney, heart, or liver transplant. This eMedTV Web selection presents an overview of this immunosuppressant, with details on dosing instructions, how it works, side effects, and more.
The histrelin implant is used to treat advanced prostate cancer in men and precocious puberty in children. This eMedTV page explains how this prescription medicine works, offers dosing information, lists possible side effects, and more.
Hydromorphone ER is approved for the long-term treatment of pain. This eMedTV Web page takes an in-depth look at this prescription narcotic, including information on how it works, when and how to take it, abuse potential, and possible side effects.
Ifosfamide is prescribed to prevent cancer cells from growing and multiplying in men with testicular cancer. This eMedTV resource presents an overview of various details on this drug, including dosing instructions, side effects, safety issues, and more.
This eMedTV article provides a complete overview of imatinib, a drug used for leukemia, a rare type of skin cancer, and a tumor affecting the GI tract. This article provides important dosing tips, side effect information, safety warnings, and more.
Ipilimumab is a drug prescribed to treat melanoma skin cancer by slowing down the spread of the disease. This eMedTV Web page presents an overview of this medication, with details on dosing guidelines, how it works, potential side effects, and more.
Irinotecan is a prescription medication used to treat certain colon and rectal cancers. This page of the eMedTV Web site features more detailed information on this chemotherapy drug, including how it is given, how it works, safety issues, and more.
Kyprolis is a drug prescribed to treat multiple myeloma after at least two other medications have failed. This eMedTV Web selection explores this prescription drug in more detail, with information on how it works, potential side effects, and other topics.
Kytril is a drug that is prescribed to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy or radiation. This eMedTV resource explains how Kytril works and offers a more in-depth look at dosing information, effects, and possible side effects.
Lapatinib is a drug that is used for treating metastatic breast cancer. This eMedTV article explains how the medication works, offers dosing information, and lists possible side effects.
Available by prescription only, Lazanda is a drug that helps treat breakthrough cancer pain. This eMedTV Web selection explains how this narcotic nasal spray works, offers some general dosing information, describes potential side effects, and more.
Letrozole may be given to a postmenopausal woman as a treatment for breast cancer. This eMedTV page offers an overview of the drug, noting its effects, the types of breast cancer that it can treat, and precautions to be aware of prior to taking it.
Liposomal vincristine is a chemotherapy drug used to treat a certain type of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. This eMedTV article contains a comprehensive overview of this prescription medicine, including dosing tips, specific uses, safety issues, and more.
Marinol is used to stimulate the appetite in people who have AIDS. As this eMedTV segment explains, it can also be used to treat chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. This page provides a detailed look at this drug's uses, side effects, and more.
Mercaptopurine can help treat a type of cancer called acute lymphatic leukemia (ALL). This eMedTV Web selection features an overview of this chemotherapy drug, including how it works, dosing information, safety precautions, and links to more details.
Morphine sulfate ER is a pain medicine that slowly releases morphine over an extended period of time. This eMedTV segment provides an in-depth look at this prescription drug, including its effects, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
Morphine sulfate/naltrexone hydrochloride is approved for the treatment of pain. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at this narcotic medication, including information on how it works, tips on when and how to take it, and possible side effects.
Mutamycin is given by intravenous injection to treat stomach or pancreatic cancer. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at this chemotherapy medication, covering various topics such as how it works, side effects, and dosing guidelines.
Myleran tablets are taken once daily to treat a type of cancer called chronic myelogenous leukemia. This eMedTV page explores this medication in more detail, with information on how it works, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.
Neulasta is a prescription injection used to prevent infections in people undergoing chemotherapy. This eMedTV resource describes the effects of Neulasta, explains how it works, and offers general dosing information for the drug.
Neupogen is a medication that is used to prevent infections due to bone marrow transplant or chemotherapy. This eMedTV article further explains what Neupogen is used for, describes the effects of the drug, and offers general dosing information.
Available by prescription only, nilotinib can help slow down the progression of chronic myeloid leukemia. This eMedTV resource explains how this chemotherapy medication works, offers dosing information, lists possible side effects, and more.
Available by prescription only, nilutamide is used to treat advanced prostate cancer that has metastasized. This eMedTV page explains how this medicine works to slow down the growth of cancer cells, lists dosing tips, and describes possible side effects.
Nolvadex is a drug that is prescribed to treat and prevent certain types of breast cancer. This eMedTV Web page provides a detailed look at the drug, including how it works to combat the disease, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
Nucynta ER is a prescription medicine used for long-term, around-the-clock pain relief. This eMedTV article presents a complete overview of this opioid narcotic drug, including how it works, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
Available by prescription only, ofatumumab is a drug used for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This article from the eMedTV Web site explains how this chemotherapy medication works, provides dosing information, describes potential side effects, and more.
Omacetaxine can help treat a certain type of cancer in adults called chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). This eMedTV page presents an overview of this chemotherapy drug, including when it is prescribed, how it works, side effects, and links to more details.
Onsolis is a prescription narcotic used to treat pain that breaks through around-the-clock pain medicine. This eMedTV Web page offers an in-depth look at the drug, including details on how it works, possible side effects, general precautions, and more.
As a type of chemotherapy drug, Ontak is approved for treating certain types of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. This eMedTV resource features an overview of this medicine, including possible side effects, dosing information, and links to more details.
Oxaliplatin is a drug prescribed to treat cancer that affects the colon or rectum. This page from the eMedTV Web library presents an overview of this medication, with details on how it is administered, how it works, potential side effects, and more.
Oxymorphone ER is a type of opioid narcotic prescribed to treat long-term, continuous pain. This eMedTV page gives a comprehensive overview of this prescription medication, including its effects, dosing instructions, possible side effects, and more.
Pamidronate is a medication used for treating bone problems or blood calcium problems caused by cancer. This eMedTV article offers a general overview of pamidronate, including information on its effects, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
Panitumumab is a drug used to treat colorectal cancer that has spread to other areas in the body. This eMedTV segment takes a detailed look at this chemotherapy drug, with information on how it is given, how it works, safety issues, and more.
Pazopanib is a medicine used to treat advanced kidney cancer and soft tissue carcinoma. This eMedTV resource takes a closer look at this drug, including clinical studies that were done on its effectiveness, dosing instructions, and more.
Pentostatin is used to help slow down the progression of a rare type of cancer known as hairy cell leukemia. This eMedTV article contains a comprehensive overview of this chemotherapy drug, including how it works, safety concerns, and dosing tips.
Pertuzumab is a medicine used in the treatment of certain types of breast cancer. This page of the eMedTV Web site examines various aspects of this medication, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and links to more details.
Photodynamic therapy is a form of treatment in which a special drug kills cells when exposed to light. This eMedTV article looks at the benefits and side effects of this type of therapy, explains how it works, and describes its limitations.
Pomalyst is a medicine prescribed to treat multiple myeloma after at least two other treatments have failed. This eMedTV segment examines this prescription drug in more detail, with information on how it works, possible side effects, and other topics.
Ponatinib is a drug prescribed to help slow down the progression of certain types of leukemia. This part of the eMedTV Web site presents a comprehensive overview of this chemotherapy drug, including dosing tips, specific uses, safety issues, and more.
Procrit is a prescription drug used to treat anemia due to chemotherapy, renal failure, or zidovudine. This eMedTV article further explains what Procrit is used for, describes the effects of the medicine, and offers general dosing information.
A prescription drug, propoxyphene napsylate is used to treat mild-to-moderate pain. This eMedTV Web page offers an overview of this pain reliever, with information on possible side effects, general dosing guidelines, abuse potential, and safety warnings.
A doctor may prescribe protein-bound paclitaxel for the treatment of breast, lung, or pancreatic cancer. This eMedTV Web page discusses protein-bound paclitaxel uses in more detail, explains how the drug works, and offers some general dosing guidelines.
Rasburicase is approved to manage uric acid levels in people who have certain types of cancer. This eMedTV Web selection presents an in-depth look at this prescription medicine, including how it is given, how it works, potential side effects, and more.
This eMedTV article looks at how regorafenib can be used for the treatment of colorectal cancer in adults. It describes how this chemotherapy drug works and discusses possible side effects, dosing instructions, and other topics.
Revlimid is used to treat certain bone marrow diseases and cancers. This eMedTV article presents an in-depth look at this medication, with details on specific uses of the drug, dosing instructions, potential side effects, and more.
Romidepsin is a drug used in people who have cutaneous or peripheral T-cell lymphoma. This eMedTV resource examines how this chemotherapy drug works for these particular uses. An overview of possible side effects and safety concerns is also included.
Sancuso is a prescription medication used to prevent vomiting and nausea due to chemotherapy. This eMedTV article describes the drug in more detail, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and tips on when and how to use it.
Available by prescription only, sipuleucel-T is used to treat prostate cancer that has metastasized. This eMedTV article explains how this drug works to help men with prostate cancer live longer, offers dosing guidelines, and lists potential side effects.
Sorafenib is a chemotherapy medicine used to treat kidney, liver, or thyroid cancer. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at this medication, including details on its effectiveness during clinical studies, dosing tips, and more.
SUTENT, a chemotherapy drug, is used to treat kidney, pancreatic, and gastrointestinal (GI) cancer. This eMedTV article offers a complete overview of this product, with details on how it works, potential side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
People who have certain types of brain tumors may receive Temodar. This eMedTV Web page features more detailed information on this prescription medicine, including specific uses, how it works, possible side effects, and more.
Temsirolimus is a drug prescribed to treat advanced kidney cancer by slowing down the spread of the cancer. This eMedTV segment presents an overview of this medication, with details on dosing guidelines, how it works, potential side effects, and more.
Thalidomide is a drug used in people who have multiple myeloma or leprosy. This eMedTV Web selection examines how this drug works for these particular uses. An overview of possible side effects, dosing tips, and safety precautions is also included.
Thioguanine is used as a chemotherapy treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. This part of the eMedTV Web site presents a comprehensive overview of this prescription chemotherapy drug, including dosing regimens, specific uses, safety issues, and more.
Toremifene is approved to slow down the progression of certain types of breast cancer. This eMedTV segment features a comprehensive look at this prescription drug, including how to take it, how it works, potential side effects, and more.
Tramadol ER is a medicine prescribed for round-the-clock pain relief in adults. This eMedTV Web segment provides an in-depth look at this prescription drug, including how it works, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
Trametinib can help treat a certain type of skin cancer called melanoma. This page from the eMedTV Web site presents an overview of this chemotherapy drug, including when it is prescribed, how it works, side effects, and links to more details.
Trastuzumab is a medication licensed to treat certain types of breast cancer and stomach cancer. This eMedTV segment offers a detailed look at the prescription medication, including how it works, when and how it is given, and potential side effects.
Trexall is a powerful drug approved to treat psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and certain forms of cancer. This eMedTV selection takes a closer look at this prescription medication, with information on how it works, possible side effects, and more.
If you have advanced prostate cancer, you may benefit from triptorelin. This part of the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at this injectable medication, with details on how it works, side effects, dosing guidelines, and drug warnings.
Velcade is a drug used to treat certain cancers that affect the plasma cells or lymphatic system. This eMedTV Web page presents an in-depth look at this prescription medicine, with details on specific uses, how the drug is given, side effects, and more.
Vemurafenib is a medication that can help slow down the progression of a certain type of skin cancer. This eMedTV page explains how this drug works to slow down abnormal cell growth, offers dosing tips, lists possible side effects, and more.
Vincasar PFS is a chemotherapy drug approved to treat a certain type of leukemia. This eMedTV segment contains more details on this prescription drug, with information on dosing instructions, details on how it works, and potential side effects.
Vinorelbine helps treat a certain type of lung cancer by interfering with how cancer cells divide. This eMedTV selection contains an overview of this drug, including what it is prescribed for, how it is administered, and links to more details.
Vismodegib is a prescription medication used to treat certain cases of basal cell carcinoma. This eMedTV Web selection presents more detailed information on this medicine, including how to take it, how it works, important safety precautions, and more.
Xgeva is licensed to prevent certain skeletal problems that may occur when cancer has spread to the bone. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at this drug, including how it works, how often it is given, possible side effects, and more.
Zanosar is a drug used to treat certain types of pancreatic cancer. This selection from the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at this prescription medicine, with discussions on specific uses, how the drug is given, potential side effects, and more.
Zevalin is a prescription drug used to slow down the progression of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This eMedTV Web selection takes a closer look at this medicine, including how it works, general dosing guidelines, safety precautions, and more.
Ziv-aflibercept is used to treat colorectal cancer that has progressed or not responded to other treatment. This eMedTV page outlines a number of topics, including details on how this chemotherapy drug works, side effects, dosing instructions, and more.
Zofran is a drug that is used to prevent nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy and other causes. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this drug, including information on potential side effects and general dosing guidelines.
Zolinza is a drug licensed to treat cutaneous T-cell lymphoma when the cancer has gotten worse or returned. This eMedTV article presents more details on this medicine, with information on when it is prescribed, how it is taken, and possible side effects.
Zometa is a medicine used to treat high blood calcium due to cancer. This page from the eMedTV Web site further discusses what Zometa is used for, describes how the drug works, and explains when and how the medicine should be administered.
Zortress is a drug licensed to prevent the body from rejecting a new kidney or liver after a transplant. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this prescription medicine, with detailed information on dosing, potential side effects, and more.
Available by prescription only, Zuplenz is a medicine approved for preventing nausea and vomiting. This eMedTV page offers an overview of this medication, including details on how it works, potential side effects, general safety concerns, and more.
Featured Anatomy
As this eMedTV page explains, angiogenesis is the formation of new blood vessels. This process plays an important part in the growth and spread of cancer. This article discusses the process in more detail and describes the research aimed at stopping it.
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